Gun play and reloading was actually a thing in the books though. The aerial thing was a bit over the top, although interesting looking. Flicking the rounds into the gun was pretty slick though, and a cool interpretation of Roland’s reloading trick.
Reading the books, I had never really thought about a specific mechanism he was using, just that his hands had been trained to do it on a subconscious level, where he wasn’t even thinking about it, and he most definitely was able to do it fast as shit, as evident in a few times where he does stuff like kill an entire town of people who are rushing him down.
The dark tower was one of my favorite series ever, with so much cool stuff in it. The series itself got really weak at the end, but I kind of think king just wanted it done.
The idea of it being another turn of the wheel, and not just the story told in the books, gives some interesting possibilities.
But this is just going to be one movie? Or is it going to be a series? I don’t see how they can do it in only one film. The series was 7 books, and thousands of pages. I would have expected a trilogy at least, like lotr.